The Japanese takeover of Shanghai's International Settlement began on December 8, 1941. Here are some photos of the captured areas then and now.
1. Garden Bridge (then) and Waibaidu Bridge (now)
Japanese Special Naval Landing Force marines drive across Garden Bridge (now Waibaidu Bridge) past Shanghai Mansions (now Broadway Mansions) and onto the Bund on the morning of December 8, 1941.
2. Park Hotel and Grand Theatre
3. Shanghai Racecourse (then) and People's Square (now)
Japanese Type-95 light tanks occupy the streets around the Race Course (now People’s Square) on the morning of December 8, 1941.
4. Nanjing Xi Lu
Chinese clamor to remove their savings from a branch of Bank of China on Nanjing Xi Lu (near today's Taikoo Hui) while a Japanese soldier with fixed bayonet stands guard alongside several Shanghai Municipal Police officers.